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Use the instructions below to manage location settings used by the Google app, including Location History and setting your home and work addresses.

Location History

Location History allows the Google app to show you useful information based on where you’ve been with the devices that you’re signed in to. For example, the Google app uses your past locations to do things like show you traffic updates for your daily commute by learning the route you take to work.

Turn Location History on or off
  1. Depending on your device, open Google settings in one of these places:
    • Settings app Settings and then Google
    • Google Settings Google Settings
  2. Tap Location and then Google Location History.
  3. Turn Location History on or off for your account or devices:
    • Google Account: Move the top switch to turn Location History on or off for all devices associated with your Google Account.
    • Device only: Move the switch next to a listed device to turn Location History on or off just for that device.

Note: When you turn off Location History, you stop saving new information about where you've been. To remove past locations, you need to delete your Location History. However, when you delete your Location History, some Google app features won't work.

When you turn on Location History, Google only saves this information for devices that are signed in to your Google Account and have Location History for that device turned on.

View your Location History
  1. Go to your Location History page.
  2. At the top right, tap Show calendar Show calendar.
  3. Tap a day to view your Location History.
Delete your Location History

Delete one location 

  1. Go to your Location History page.
  2. At the top right, tap Show calendar Show calendar.
  3. Tap a day on your calendar.
  4. Tap a place you visited.
  5. At the top right, tap Remove Remove

Delete history from a certain day

  1. Go to your Location History page.
  2. At the top right, tap Show calendar Show calendar.
  3. Tap the day you want to delete.
  4. At the top right, tap More More and then Delete day.

Delete history from a certain time period

  1. Go to your Location History page.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings and then Delete Location History range.
  3. Choose your start and end dates, then tap Continue and then Delete.

Delete all of your Location History

  1. Go to your Location History page.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings and then Delete all Location History and then Delete.

Set your home and work locations

Set your home and work addresses to get commute traffic information, travel help, and more.

  1. Open the Google app Google .
  2. In the top left corner, tap Menu menu icon and then Customize and then Places.
  3. Tap Home or Work, then enter the address.

Note: Once you add a home or work location in the Google app, you won't be able to delete it. You can change the address for home or work by using the steps above.

 

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